Amy Schumer opened up to her fans about fertility issues she’s been experiencing as her and husband Chris Fischer attempt to conceive their second child. In an Instagram post, Schumer shared a photo of her stomach, which was badly bruised from In vitro fertilization (IVF).
“I’m a week into IVF and feeling really run down and emotional,” she wrote in the caption. “If anyone went through it and if you have any advice or wouldn’t mind sharing your experience with me please do. My number is in my bio. We are freezing my eggs and figuring out what to do to give Gene a sibling.”
“First off, thanks for being so open about your journey. In a world of gender reveals and birth announcements it’s difficult when you struggle with infertility. The IVF process is more so emotionally exhausting, just remember you are stronger than you know and keep faith that it will all work out! Sending so much love. Take it easy and have some Colace on hand after the retrieval,” one fan commented.
“Went through IVF. Best decision we ever made. Have a beautiful four year old and another on the way. Brings up a lot of pat twins though. Very important to get therapy support. Essential really. I don’t regret any of the struggle. It was worth it all!!!” another reassured her.
Schumer and Fischer welcomed their first child, Gene, in May of last year after she went through an extremely difficult pregnancy during which she suffered from Hyperemesis gravidarum.
“Ok here’s my post baby annoying post and my takeaway from pregnancy,” Schumer shared in a May 11 Instagram post. “Women are the s—. Men are cool and whatever but women are f—ing warriors and capable of anything.”
“I did Pilates with strong women and went for walks. I threw up violently and felt sick mostly every day of my pregnancy. Hyperemesis is real and it’s awful,” she continued. “But f—, what they say is true. The second you give birth it’s gone.”
“All my friends,” she continued. “Friends I’ve had for 30 years or people who encouraged me to ‘keep going’ or telling me ‘it will be worth it’. Thank you. Every woman I encountered is so willing to help and advise you and I felt all their strength. And you were right. Thank you ladies from my family. Chris, Gene and of course Tatiana.”